Areen, an international practice of interior designers and procurement specialists, has completed the majority of the interior design work for the brand new terminal buildings of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Enabling works started on site in February 2011; basic infrastructure and structural work is now well advanced, with interior works due to commence in the main terminal later this year.
The airport is due to be finished in 2014 and will handle 30 million passengers per year.
The London-based practice was first awarded the interior design and supply management contract by SBG in November 2010, putting Areen in charge of both the design of the interiors and the procurement management of interior finishes and furnishings for the whole project, including the Passenger Terminal Complex, the Control Tower, the new Railway Station and the numerous support and ancillary buildings, including the 120 key airport hotel.
The design is inspired by the local environment and culture as well as the city’s historical art and architecture, creating a contemporary yet culturally sensitive gateway to Jeddah and the Holy City of Mecca.
Trevor Cotterell, managing director of Areen, commented: “Our bespoke and inclusive approach to every project creates interiors which respond individually to culture, climate and client demands.
“Our designers and procurement specialists have worked seamlessly together to also ensure that our commitment to quality, creativity and delivery is never compromised.”